It is a widely-held ambition among architects to design their own home, but the motivations vary. For some it is a chance to pursue an architectural idea or technical innovation without compromise; for others it offers a a route to affordable accomodation, or the opportunity to live in the sort of space or location not offered by conventional developments.
Join us hear to from three architects who have recently fulfilled that ambition, to learn about the positives and the potential pitfalls of self-building.
Subjects covered include the search for a site, managing costs and finance, developing the design as both architect and client, and realising the vision.
Speakers include Matthew Barnett-Howland and Dido Milne on 'The Cork House’, Rhys Cannon (Gruff Architects) on 'Pitched Black’ and Patrick Michell on ‘Backwater’.